– Established 1843 –

Mussoorie Library is the oldest literary landmark in this hill station, founded only seventeen years after the town itself.  For the past 172 years the library has maintained its presence at the head of the Mall Road, overlooking the crossing at Gandhi Chowk.  A private institution governed by a society of members, the library is not open to the public.  These photographs provide a rare glimpse of the interior, with its reading rooms and bookcases full of musty volumes from an earlier era.